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[UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

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Re: [UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

Postby jonutah » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:48 pm

So funny. If you say "Pig Nose Guy," I know exactly who you are talking about. Any other name, and I haven't a clue what character you are talking about. It also would be much cooler to have "Pig Nose Guy" on an action figure package than "Panda Jar Baboon Plo" or whatever.
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Re: [UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

Postby Iron Venom22 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:50 pm

These all sound nice. I may have to buy all of these sets, my first few SW purchases. I love the original trilogy.

But i am wondering when the list for other themes will come out. I wanna know what's in the movie TMNT sets and Guardians of the Galaxy sets ( need Rocket Raccoon minifig). most sites who saw the sets didn't even write anything down or nothing from recordings. I was hoping FBTB could help on the matter. Cannot wait for the other fairs either.
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Re: [UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

Postby bigospedros » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:45 am

Iron Venom22 wrote:These all sound nice. I may have to buy all of these sets, my first few SW purchases. I love the original trilogy.

But i am wondering when the list for other themes will come out. I wanna know what's in the movie TMNT sets and Guardians of the Galaxy sets ( need Rocket Raccoon minifig). most sites who saw the sets didn't even write anything down or nothing from recordings. I was hoping FBTB could help on the matter. Cannot wait for the other fairs either.


We'll I am sorry for not being able to vocalise every single little detail you wanted to know, in the few minutes I had being talked to about each theme! People really need to understand the conditions of this fair ... You are ushered around, pretty quickly and have each theme demonstrated by a spokesperson, who'll highlight what they want you to know. You DONT get the chance to write down all the details or spend time speaking a description into your phone. They're constantly looking over your shoulder and trying to move you along to the next thing.

The details on the new Superheoes sets were scant at best, no set titles, no minifigs (only pictured or prelims) and some were covered up and only revealed for about a minute before being covered up again! Also, apart from knowing the main characters, I know squat about most Marvel / DC characters!
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Re: [UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

Postby Legoman52 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:19 am

Lego is releasing an ultra agents line this summer based off of the 2008 sets.
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Re: [UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

Postby Mister Ed » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:08 am

I don't think he was trying to criticize you. I thought he was saying most sites didn't even do as much as you did. I think he was just expressing his anticipation for getting fuller information.

Though I'm sure he can correct me if he DID mean it as criticism of you.
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Re: [UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

Postby Iron Venom22 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:50 am

Mister Ed wrote:I don't think he was trying to criticize you. I thought he was saying most sites didn't even do as much as you did. I think he was just expressing his anticipation for getting fuller information.

Though I'm sure he can correct me if he DID mean it as criticism of you.


That is exactly what i meant, thank you. Bigpete are we getting the full team like this?

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg ... 10x343.jpg

the villians? Ronan? Nebula? Collecter? Yondu? Nova Corps? Korath?
http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/up ... Marvel.jpg
http://woxter.info/wp-content/plugins/r ... Nebula.jpg
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4430/40x5.jpg
http://themodernmage.com/wp-content/upl ... ector.jpeg

also the Hobbit sets.
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Re: [UK] London Toy Fair 2014 ... a brief report!

Postby bigospedros » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:07 am

Legoman52 wrote:Lego is releasing an ultra agents line this summer based off of the 2008 sets.


This theme has hardly any connections to the 2008 line, apart from the title ... it was a cool theme, but it does seem to be a little bit more focused on the augmented apps that you can combine with the Lego, rather than the Lego itself. You don't *have* to use the apps, but without them, the point of the sets may lose a little.

Iron Venom22 wrote:
Mister Ed wrote:I don't think he was trying to criticize you. I thought he was saying most sites didn't even do as much as you did. I think he was just expressing his anticipation for getting fuller information.

Though I'm sure he can correct me if he DID mean it as criticism of you.


That is exactly what i meant, thank you. Bigpete are we getting the full team like this?

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg ... 10x343.jpg

the villians? Ronan? Nebula? Collecter? Yondu? Nova Corps? Korath?
http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/up ... Marvel.jpg
http://woxter.info/wp-content/plugins/r ... Nebula.jpg
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4430/40x5.jpg
http://themodernmage.com/wp-content/upl ... ector.jpeg


OK ... I have no idea who any of these characters are. I've checked my recordings, there's a lot of background noise and I didn't say any of the names outloud, although there was a mention of a racoon and Peter Quill?! The lady also said the main 5 characters are represented. Sorry I can't be more specific. None of the sets were named either, although they were priced at £20, £45 and £70

On the Xmen set there was a new Magneto, Wolverine and a Storm figures.

also the Hobbit sets.


So, I have no real interest in LOTR or the Hobbit. I did have the sets presented to me, but it really didn't go into my brain, because it was like they were talking a foreign language at me (you know, when you try to explain Star Wars to a non SW fan!).

Again, there is a lot of background noise on my recording and the presenters voice is very quiet, so here's what I can glean from it.

There was a minifig that would glow in the dark (the Witch King?) in the £11.99 set, that also came with two other figs (that I have no notes on).

There was a Lake Town Bell Tower set (name subject to change) which included Bain (£34.99 i think)

A £59.99 Battle Of The Five Armies set, comes with a few figs, one of them perhaps (I had to google what I thought she said and this is what it came up with) Dain Ironfoot (??)

The £99.99 set was called The Lonely Mountain, which comes with some kind of dragon thing (Smaug?) but it was not at the fair - it was instead represented by a red dragon from the Castle line. It comes with Bilbo and a few others.

Most of the audio is her demonstrating play features of the sets, not the figures ... :(

So there ya go, I hope that's helpful. I've certainly learnt a few lessons for next year.
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